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Sucked Down the Tube: A Failure in Training

Much, if not all training and practice is conducted on flat ranges under calm conditions with no surprises. We shoot steel and paper that we purposely place and identify. We have lanes and all sorts of safety considerations that make a day at the range a pleasant experience.  This is fine for most of us… read more »

Follow Up on TC 3-22.9

A year ago, we finished the last edits on the TC 3-22.9 that published in May of 2016. For those that have taken the time to read this book, you know it’s very different than the books we have used since the 1970’s.  For those that haven’t, this post will hold less value because you… read more »

LMS Defense Night Vision Fundamentals Course with Daniel Bales: AAR

After Action Report Course: LMS Defense Night Vision Fundamentals Course Instructor: Daniel Bales Host facility: LMS Defense Combat Development Center Location: Fernley, Nevada Course length: 1 day *In the interest of complete transparency: I am a part time employee of LMS Defense and have worked for them as an RSO on several occasions. In addition… read more »

SHOT Show 2017 Part Two

Part two of SHOT followed a late night of cigars whiskey and bourbon… to say that motivation was lacking this morning would be the understatement of the century. None the less we marched on in the name of providing new and exciting coverage!   Products of note: Velocity Systems / Mayflower chest rig retro kit:… read more »

SHOT Show 2017 Part One

SHOT show 2017 kicked off like every other show I’ve attended…  chaos thinly disguised as enthusiasm in multicam. Notable products part one: BE Meyers MAWL: Got hands on with the MAWL for the first time. It’s all it’s been made out to be and more. The IR designator/illuminator market just got turned on its head… read more »

Sentinel Concepts Practical Urban Carbine 6/11-6/12 Part Four

This is part four and the final installment of my AAR of Steve Fisher’s inaugural course. The rest of the series can be found at https://primaryandsecondary.com/articles/. Day two of the Sentinel Concepts Practical Urban Carbine course was a much cooler day than the humid 90-degree temperatures of the day before. Zeros were confirmed at 50 and… read more »

Fun With Shockey At DARC Part 3

Once the class is done, it’s time for cleanup and it’s not a light clean up. We fired somewhere in the ballpark of 70,000 simuntion rounds during the week, both officers and OpFor, and yes ass hat, 70k not 6k, it wasn’t a typo. Being familiar with Force on Force orderings and usage, I can… read more »

Fun With Shockey At DARC Part 2

Day 2 of the course is a lot like the first night, except it’s not. They add more to your plate, namely the Porno. Unfortunately, that’s where my explanation of the Porno ends and you’ll just have to taste the rainbow for yourself when you attend. There is no free lunch in this course, but… read more »

Fun With Shockey At DARC Part 1

 DARC LECTC LEVEL 1 Why you should shut the fuck up and attend if you carry a gun for a living….  Prelude So if you’re looking for a tell all AAR on DARC LECTC so you can come prepared, you’re not gonna find it here. This AAR in some aspects is going to be vague,… read more »

Sentinel Concepts Practical Urban Carbine 6-11/6-12 Part Three

Sentinel Concepts Practical Urban Carbine Part 3 The vast majority of defensive and LE shootings occur in the evening and hours of darkness. The ability to take on the challenges of acquiring and engaging threats becomes exponentially more difficult for many once extra manipulations are required for light work. Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts feels… read more »

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